Musical review: Adam and Eve: The Musical

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Adam and Eve: The Musical at Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14), reviewed by Claire Smith

My favourite moment in this musical was when a talking caribou stepped away from the script to wake up a man sleeping in the front row. Kerry Frampton, who plays the caribou (and a talking tree in Eden), is a naturally funny performer and her moment of spontenaity was genuinely entertaining.

As well as talking animals and trees, this musical version of the Garden of Eden also has a sleazy but strangely likeable Satan and some excellent jokes.

Tricked by the evil snake, Adam and Eve start having some terrible problems. Both of them keep leaking from their faces, Adam wants to chase and eat the creatures of the Garden and there is something strange stirring under his loincloth.

Some of the performances could do with being toned down a bit. There is too much shouty acting and the leading characters could ham it up a little less. But it’s a silly, frothy entertaining piece of fun which makes some surprisingly thoughtful observations about the human condition.

MORE INFO: Adam and Eve the Musical is at Gilded Balloon

Originally published in The Scotsman

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